The Girl in the Lake Book

The Girl in the Lake


  • Author : India Hill Brown
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338678901

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The Girl in the Lake Excerpt :

For fans of Small Spaces, Doll Bones, and Mary Downing Hahn, a truly chilling (and historically inspired) ghost story from the talented author of The Forgotten Girl. Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents' lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she's not. Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake... no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water—it's terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how to swim, especially having grown up during a time of segregation at public pools. And soon strange things start happening—the sound of footsteps overhead late at night. A flickering light in the attic window. And Celete's cousins start accusing her of pranking them when she's been no where near them! Things at the old house only get spookier until one evening when Celeste looks in the steamy mirror after a shower and sees her face, but twisted, different... Who is the girl in the mirror? And what does she want? Past and present mingle in this spine-tingling ghost story by award-winning author India Hill Brown.

The Girl in the Lake Book

The Girl in the Lake


  • Author : India Hill Brown
  • Publisher : Scholastic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1338678884

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The Girl in the Lake Excerpt :

For fans of Small Spaces, Doll Bones, and Mary Downing Hahn, a truly chilling (and historically inspired) ghost story from the award-winning author of The Forgotten Girl. Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents' lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she's not. Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake... no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water-it's terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how to swim, especially having grown up during a time of segregation at public pools. Without the opportunity to learn, Grandma's sister drowned when they were kids. But soon strange things start happening, like Celeste's cousins accusing her of waking them up in the middle of the night. But Celeste hasn't been awake during the night-she knows she's been fast asleep because she's been having terrible nightmares about drowning Things at the old house only get spookier until one evening when Celeste looks in the steamy mirror after a shower and sees her face, but twisted, different... Who is the girl in the mirror? And what does she want? Past and present mingle in this spine-tingling ghost story by India Hill Brown.

The Girls in the Lake Book

The Girls in the Lake


  • Author : Helen Phifer
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2019-12-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786819253

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The Girls in the Lake Excerpt :

Peering over the side of the boat, the glare of early morning sun catches on something pale in the inky water. The boy’s curious fingertips break the surface, pulling up a tangle of long blonde hair from the reeds below… The discovery of a girl floating face down in Lake Windermere, her naked skin almost translucent in the freezing water, looks like yet another tragic teen suicide. But the victim’s lack of clothes make Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams want to investigate further. Anything to distract her from the arrival of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s body on the mortuary table that morning. With witnesses keeping tight-lipped and any clues washed away by the tides, it’s up to Beth to find the evidence her team needs. But then another girl is found in the lake, this time still clinging to life. She tells them she was at a party on a boat, and that she was pushed… As more bodies surface, tiny traces of boat paint lead Beth to a tragic accident involving a group of school children years ago, and the feeling that the killer might be closer than anyone could ever have imaged. But with her personal life spinning out of control, can she persuade her team before another life is lost? An absolutely unputdownable serial killer thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons will have to hold on tight for this nail-biting rollercoaster ride! Readers love The Girls in the Lake: ‘Brilliant… keeps you on the edge of your seat right until the last chapter...loving this series and the characters in it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Plenty of twists… I didn’t want to put it down… suspenseful and riveting, you will want time to read it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Hooked from the beginning and it kept me engaged until the very last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Full of twists… full of tension… several times I caught myself holding my breath.’ Goodreads reviewer,

The Girl of the Lake Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Girl of the Lake


  • Author : Bill Roorbach
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616207090

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The Girl of the Lake Excerpt :

Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar and extraordinary. He first made his mark as the winner of an O. Henry Prize for the title story of Big Bend, his first collection, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award. His new collection, The Girl of the Lake, captures a virtuoso in his prime. Roorbach’s characters are unforgettable: among them an adventurous boy who learns what courage really is when an aging nobleman recounts history to him; a couple hiking through the mountains whose vacation and relationship ends catastrophically; a teenager being pursued by three sisters all at once; a tech genius who exacts revenge on his wife and best friend over a stolen kiss from years past. These moving and funny stories are as rich in scope, emotional, and memorable as Bill Roorbach’s novels. He has been called “a kinder, gentler John Irving... a humane and entertaining storyteller with a smooth, graceful style” (the Washington Post), and his work has been described as “hilarious and heartbreaking, wild and wise” (Parade magazine), all of which is evident in spades (and also hearts, clubs, and diamonds) in every story in this arresting new collection.

The Forgotten Girl Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Forgotten Girl


  • Author : India Hill Brown
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338317268

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The Forgotten Girl Excerpt :

"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps "Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel -- only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her.Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing...Obsessed with figuring out what's going on, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery's grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life -- and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town's past, they become determined to restore Avery's grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there.But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that's not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever -- no matter what the cost.The Forgotten Girl is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery."A harrowing yet empowering tale reminding us that the past is connected to the present, that every place and every person has a story, and that those stories deserve to be told." -- Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together

The Girl from the Lake Book

The Girl from the Lake


  • Author : Alexandra Simones
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1913385000

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The Girl from the Lake Excerpt :

Who would you turn to if your own mind became your enemy?Would you risk your sanity to prove you aren't insane?The much anticipated, dark, psychological thriller is now available in eBook format and paperback. Join Analise, in her quest to find answers to her mysterious dreams about the girl from the lake. "Panic takes hold of me, my chest tight and painful as I feel my throat and lungs fill with water.Please don't let me die like this!" A series of vivid dreams about a young girl at a lake send Analise's whole world spiralling out of control. Concerned brother, Bryn, rushes her to hospital, and her mental health is soon questioned not only by the professionals, but by her own family too. Is she really on the verge of a breakdown?Who is the girl from the lake?And why does she keep appearing? With Bryn's support, Analise investigates the meaning behind her dreams. With nothing but herself to lose, she goes to the only place she feels can give her what she seeks; the lake.But nothing could prepare her for what she is about to uncover.

The Woman in the Lake Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Woman in the Lake


  • Author : Nicola Cornick
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488096778

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The Woman in the Lake Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of House of Shadows and The Phantom Tree comes a spellbinding tale of jealousy, greed, plotting and revenge—part history, part mystery—for fans of Kate Morton, Susanna Kearsley and Barbara Erskine London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian society, orders her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it, its shimmering beauty tainted by the actions of her brutal husband the night before. Three months later, Lord Gerard stands at the shoreline of the lake, looking down at a woman wearing the golden gown. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it’s clear this was not his intended victim… 250 Years Later… When a gown she stole from a historic home as a child is mysteriously returned to Fenella Brightwell, it begins to possess her in exactly the same way that it did as a girl. Soon the fragile new life Fen has created for herself away from her abusive ex-husband is threatened at its foundations by the gown’s power over her until she can't tell what is real and what is imaginary. As Fen uncovers more about the gown and Isabella’s story, she begins to see the parallels with her own life. When each piece of history is revealed, the gown—and its past—seems to possess her more and more, culminating in a dramatic revelation set to destroy her sanity.

Lady in the Lake Book

Lady in the Lake


  • Author : Laura Lippman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062390035

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Lady in the Lake Excerpt :

SOON TO BE A SERIES FROM APPLE TV! A New York Times Bestseller The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl—assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: Cleo Sherwood, a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. If Cleo were white, every reporter in Baltimore would be clamoring to tell her story. Instead, her mysterious death receives only cursory mention in the daily newspapers, and no one cares when Maddie starts poking around in a young Black woman's life—except for Cleo's ghost, who is determined to keep her secrets and her dignity. Cleo scolds the ambitious Maddie: You're interested in my death, not my life. They're not the same thing. Maddie’s investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life—a jewelry store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of peopl

The Lake Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Lake


  • Author : Natasha Preston
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593124994

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The Lake Excerpt :

The instant New York Times bestseller! Hot on the heels of The Twin, the undisputed queen of YA thrillers is back with a scary and suspenseful read about a summer camp filled with dark secrets. Esme and Kayla once were campers at Camp Pine Lake. They're excited to be back this year as CITs (counselors in training). Esme loves the little girls in her cabin and thinks it's funny how scared they are of everything--spiders, the surly head counselor, the dark, boys . . . even swimming in the lake! It reminds her a little of how she and Kayla used to be, once. Before . . . it happened. Because Esme and Kayla did something bad when they were campers. Afterwards, the girls agreed to keep it secret. They've moved on--or so they say--and this summer is going to be great. Two months of sun, s'mores, and flirting with the cute boy counselors. But then they get a note. THE LAKE NEVER FORGETS. And the secret they've kept buried for so many years is about to resurface.

People of the Lake Book

People of the Lake


  • Author : Nick Scorza
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510745179

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People of the Lake Excerpt :

An enthralling, historically rich, small-town mystery in which a teen works with her deceased sister to solve an assumed murder. Sixteen-year-old Clara Morris is facing an awkward summer with her father in the tiny upstate town of Redmarch Lake. Clara’s relationship with her parents—and with life in general—has been strained since she lost her twin sister, Zoe, when the girls were eight. As a child, her sister had been her whole world—they even shared a secret invented twin language. Clara has managed to rebuild herself as best she can, but she still feels a hole in her life from the absence of her twin, and she suspects she always will. She soon finds that Redmarch Lake, where her father’s family has lived for generations, is a very unusual place. The townspeople live by odd rules and superstitions. The eerily calm lake the town is named for both fascinates and repels her. The town’s young people are just as odd and unfriendly as their parents. Clara manages to befriend the one boy willing to talk to an outsider, but he disappears during a party in the woods. The next day, he is found dead in the lake under mysterious circumstances. The townspeople all treat this as a tragic accident. Clara isn’t buying it, but she doesn’t know what to do until she receives a mysterious note hinting at murder—a note written in the language she shared with her twin sister, Zoe.

The Lake of Dead Languages Book
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

The Lake of Dead Languages


  • Author : Carol Goodman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345490919

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The Lake of Dead Languages Excerpt :

“A gothic and elegant page-turner.”—The Boston Globe Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her graduation, in that sheltered wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden in the depths of Heart Lake for more than two decades. Now Jane has returned to the school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories. And young, troubled girls are beginning to die again–as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface. . . .

The Girl from Silent Lake  A Totally Gripping and Heart pounding Crime Thriller Book

The Girl from Silent Lake A Totally Gripping and Heart pounding Crime Thriller


  • Author : Leslie Wolfe
  • Publisher : Detective Kay Sharp
  • Release Date : 2021-02-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 183888985X

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The Girl from Silent Lake A Totally Gripping and Heart pounding Crime Thriller Excerpt :

"Please, not in front of my daughter," she pleaded. "She's just a little girl." He leaned closer, so close she felt his heated breath on her face. The blue jays that had been filling the valley with their chirping fell silent all at once when the woman's cry ripped through the clear mountain air... Detective Kay Sharp vowed she'd never return to her childhood home. On the night of her thirteenth birthday her broken family was shattered beyond repair, and leaving was the only option. Unable to fix her own past, she's been an FBI profiler for over a decade, desperate to save others. But now Kay's back and only she can solve the crime that has rocked the tight-knit community of Mount Chester to its core. A dead woman has been found by Silent Lake under the dew-covered Fall leaves, her hair braided and her body wrapped in a blanket. This small town may be a stranger to murder, but Kay recognizes the signs of a serial killer. She's certain that the ritualistic nature of the scene means it's just a matter of time until he strikes again--unless she catches him first. As yellow do-not-cross tape flaps in the biting wind, another woman is reported missing. Kay leads a frenzied search for out-of-towner Alison Nolan and when she locates her car, Kay's blood turns to ice as she shines her flashlight on the backseat and sees a teddy bear. Alison's six-year-old little girl, Hazel, has vanished too. Kay knows the missing-person investigation could turn into a murder case at any second. But as she hunts for the culprit, her own past closes in on her. Can she find the killer before it's too late? And will the secret she thought she'd buried stay that way? A totally gripping and utterly addictive new crime thriller series for readers who love Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot. The Girl From Silent Lake gives "unputdownable" a whole new meaning! Readers totally love Leslie Wolfe: "Wow! I am blown away by just how gripping and intense this read was. I am new to Wolfe's writin

The Girl and the Cursed Lake Book

The Girl and the Cursed Lake


  • Author : A J Rivers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9798711961338

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The Girl and the Cursed Lake Excerpt :

There are nightmares in this world you cannot escape. For Dean, the haunting of his past is one he cannot leave behind... How much of the past do you carry with you? It's a question FBI Agent Emma Griffin has dealt with throughout her career. This time is different. Months after a case brought her face to face with her own past and an unresolved disappearance that haunted her, she finds herself delving into the past of one of those closest to her. She learns about the turning moment of Dean's life and the torment that still follows him as they try to find closure for him. The investigation brings up another question possibly more difficult than the first. What do you believe? A mountain campground abandoned after years of deaths and disappearances is said to be cursed. Those who trespass there are said to encounter lingering ghosts. Emma doesn't believe in either but is drawn into the darkness of the unsolved cases and how they interweave with her life and the life of those she loves the most. When there's another disappearance, she must shift through what is real, and what isn't, to end the inescapable nightmare of the abandoned campground. And to help bring the truth to its mystifying and horror-filled past. Nothing is as it seems. But one thing is for certain. The case of the Cursed Lake is not a dream. It's Dean's worst nightmare.

Summit Lake Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Summit Lake


  • Author : Charlie Donlea
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786041428

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Summit Lake Excerpt :

“A gem of a mystery, fast-paced and suspenseful.”--Catherine Coulter, # 1 New York Times bestselling author Set in a small, picturesque North Carolina town, Charlie Donlea’s suspenseful debut novel tells the haunting story of a murdered law school student, the reporter assigned to her story—and the intimate connection that comes when the living walk in the footsteps of the dead. “No suspects. No persons of interest. Just a girl who was alive one day and dead the next.” Some places seem too beautiful to be touched by horror. Summit Lake, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is that kind of place, with charming stilt houses dotted along the pristine water. But two weeks ago, Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student, was brutally murdered in one of those houses. The daughter of a powerful attorney, Becca was hard-working, accomplished, and ambitious. Now, while the town reels with grief and shocked residents gather to share their theories, the police are baffled. At first, investigative reporter Kelsey Castle thinks of the assignment as a fluff piece. But the savagery of the crime, and the determined efforts to keep the case quiet, all hint at something far more than a random attack by a stranger. As Kelsey digs deeper, pushing on despite danger and warnings, she feels a growing connection to the dead girl. And the more she learns about Becca’s friendships, her love life—and the secrets she was keeping—the more convinced she becomes that learning the truth about Becca could be the key to overcoming her own dark past... Advance Praise for Summit Lake “An exciting debut, with all the right touches, captivating from the first page to the last. There’s a bright future ahead for this newcomer to the thriller genre — definitely a talent to watch.”--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author “Gripping! This one kept me up late into the night.”--Nancy Bush, New York Times bestselling author “A swift, outstanding debut. Summit Lake engrossed

Out Into the Big Wide Lake Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Out Into the Big Wide Lake


  • Author : Paul Harbridge
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735265592

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Out Into the Big Wide Lake Excerpt :

"A picture book about a girl who spends the summer with her family at a lake and learns to become more self-reliant."--